Seizures

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  1. Chris Jensen

    Chris Jensen New Member

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    This is not a Dart specific question.

    I have recently had 2 tree frogs pass away. Both lived in the same tank, and died roughly 2 months apart.
    They both looked a little skiny at the time of passing, but both were quite willing to hunt and showed appetite.
    Both were seen spending considerable time on the ground before they passed.
    Both died in an extende position with legs sticking out and fully extended. One had visible bruising around the eye and on its back.

    I am wondering if they had seizures.

    Either way, I am looking for or advice. Is it possible I gave them to much of a suplimemt, or too much of something else? Does anyone know of viruses or bacteria that specifically target frogs? Could it be the plants in the viv?

    All leads are appreciated!
     
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    What type of treefrogs?
    How long have you had them?
    Are they WC ?
    Could be a few different things.
     
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    Basic green tree frog.
    I keep darts, milky and mossy frogs as well with no problems.
    Each frog moved into the tank separately, and each frog died roughly 6 months after being introduced to the tank.
    Both frogs were store purchased, the first frog died roughly 2 months after the second frog was introduced.

    It has been suggested that it was calcium deficiency. I was not dusting with calcium, I was using another vitamin dust(my error). However, if that was the case would my other frogs not also be experiencing the same problem?
     
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    It's hard to tell what it could have caused their deaths.
    It may have been calcium deficiency,especially if they had seizures.
    You need to start dusting all your frogs with calcium like Repashy calcium plus.

    Frogs dying stretched out like that could be a few different things like over heating,vivarium too humid for the species, calcium deficiency or even chytrid.
     

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